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Asus N73SV

Asus N73SV Core i7 Sandy Bridge 17.3in laptop

Desktop replacement with B&O audio

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Performance charts

The N73 is powered by one of Intel’s new Sandy Bridge i7 chips – the quad-core 2630QM –with a basic clock speed of 2GHz, engage ‘turbo’ mode it can rev up to 2.9GHz. When required, discreet graphics are handled by an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M GPU.

Benchmark Tests

PCMark Vantage Results

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Longer bars are better

Battery Life Results

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Battey life in minutes
Longer bars are better

My review machine came with 6GB of DDR3 1066 MHz RAM, but you can specify up to 8GB if that’s not enough for you. Storage comes courtesy of two 500GB Seagate Momentus HDDs spinning at 5,400rpm, handy for storing all those Blu-ray rips. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit keeps everything marching in step.

As the PCMark numbers show, across the board the N73 is one of the best performing laptops we have tested and I failed to find a productivity task it didn’t chew up and spit out with ease.

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